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CAR WILL NOT START, HAD ALTERNATOR REPLACED, WORKED FOR 10 DAYS...DEAD AGAIN, THEY REPLACED BATTERY..3 WEEKS LATER, DEAD AGAIN. IN SHOP NOW AND I'M TOLD TO GET A STARTER CHARGER AND PLUG MY CAR IN AT NIGHT. THEY SAID I DON'T DRIVE ENOUGH. I HAVE 28,000 MILES AND DRIVE MY CAR MOST DAYS, BUT NOT VERY FAR. I'VE NEVER HAD THIS PROBLEM BEFORE. HELP.

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Check that nothing is left on & that all lights are off check the trink light is off !!
otherwise its a auto electricians job ok
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You radio's memory and clock will drain the battery if you don't drive this car every few days.

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